ROCHESTER -- A father of two has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for shooting a sheriff's deputy in upstate New York while high on alcohol and drugs.
Scott Pescara was convicted last month of attempted aggravated assault on a police officer and related charges. At sentencing Friday, the 44-year-old said he was "completely remorseful."
Authorities say Pescara randomly fired dozens of rounds from his house in the Rochester suburb of Sweden in January 2010.
A woman across the street was hit in the shoulder and a responding officer, Monroe County Deputy Jonathan Strong, was wounded in the leg. Neither was seriously injured.
Pescara blamed his estranged wife for driving him to drink gin and take prescription pills. The defense argued he was too intoxicated to intentionally shoot anyone.
-- Associated Press
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